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Join us for the Leadership Summit, the largest gathering in Alaska of nonprofit leaders. Bring your staff and your board. Unlike traditional conferences, the Leadership Summit is highly interactive, deeply engaging, and immediately applicable to your nonprofit work. We carefully select each of our national guests not only for their expertise, but for their ability to facilitate rather than just present on a topic. This means you are invited to explore a topic with them, not just have it come at you.
You will also be joined by the whole Foraker team who will be ready to provide support, make connections, and highlight new Foraker tools and resources. The summit, too, is an opportunity for our Certificate and Catalyst cohorts and Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical recipients to connect. Come to the summit to learn, catch up with colleagues, meet new friends, and deepen your support network.
We host the Leadership Summit every two years in the spring. The next summit will be held in April or May of 2023.
To attract leaders from all parts of Alaska, the summit is held in Anchorage as a central location. In 2021, we hosted our first-ever virtual conference. The 2023 format and location is TBD.
We make every effort to keep costs low. In 2019, the summit fee was $400 for general admission or $350 for Foraker Partners. Costs may be adjusted for each summit and do not include meals, travel, or lodging.
We'd love to have you join our group of sponsors. Contact us to learn more about how you can help support the next event.
In the past, we have explored topics like these with internationally recognized speakers:
Getting to What Matters: On Designing Evaluation - Steve Patty, Founder of Dialogues in Action and author of Moving Icebergs: Leading People to Lasting Change
The Roots of Innovation: Addressing Complex Challenges - Richard Evans, President of EMCArts
Weathering the Storm: Leadership in a Time of Disaster - Gary Ostroske, retired President of the United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area
Leading Your Nonprofit Through Generation Change - Peter Brinckerhoff, author of Nonprofit Stewardship: A Better Way to Lead Your Mission-Based Organization
The Power of Healthy Community - A Wellness Approach - Dr. Margaret Wheatley, respected speaker, teacher, and author of numerous books including Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time
The Power of Positive Emotions to Transform Organizations - Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, PhD, author of Destructive Organizational Communication: Processes, Consequences, and Constructive Ways of Organizing
Understanding the Networked Nonprofit - Beth Kanter, author of Beth's Blog and expert on thinking and operating in a connected world
Why Your Story Matters - Thaler Pekar, pioneer in the field of organizational narrative and communication
It Starts with Your Elevator Speech: Making a Powerful Case for Donor Support - Tom Ahern, internationally recognized expert in donor communications
How to Communicate Like Your Favorite Nonprofit: Attract Supporters through Feelings, Not Facts - Kivi Leroux Miller, President, Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com
Playing Well Together: Collaboration, Partnerships and Mergers (Oh My!) - Judy Alnes, Executive Director, MAP for Nonprofits
Crossing the Watershed: The Death of Planning and the Rise of Prototyping - Zaid Hassan, author of The Social Labs Resolution: A New Approach to Solving our Most Complex Challenges